The self-made Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist- Marc Sparks

Every individual who wants to start a business always wants it to be successful. Guarantee success, the business starts with the foundation and procuring the right capitals. Marc Sparks is an excellent example of a successful entrepreneur and a venture capitalist who doesn’t believe in luck to succeed. Sparks is a strong Christian who believes in God for all his endeavors. He knows this better because he did not go beyond high school yet he has been very successful.

Marc Sparks does not keep his success to himself. Instead he is a giver and a helper who has always wanted others who wishes to be like him to succeed. He has published a book to assist upcoming as well as pioneers in the business world known as “They can’t eat you” which is available on Amazon. He tells his story of how he is a c+ high school graduate and how he has been able to be an outstanding entrepreneur. Although Marc is very success in the business world and the fields including telecommunication, real-estate as well as capital investment, he has also failed, something that he trusts has kept him humble.

Mr. Sparks mentioned that he has zero training and expertise to what he does and he does all that by God’s grace because he believes he was born with a keen instinct. Marc ha see the owned, purchase or even sold several companies including Timber Creek which is a private equity firm that its primary responsibility is to offer capitalist support that comprises of office space, equipment, legal and accounting, capital, customer care as well graphic art and web development. He acquired the firm in 2000 up to date. GlobalTec Solutions was founded in 2000, and he sold it in 2005. In the year 2006- 2011 he owned Reliant Healthcare which is a physician-sponsored health care management company.

Sparks do not only do business, but he is also a mentor, and he is devoted to building leadership skills to the young entrepreneur for the purpose of successful future. To help the young people succeed, Sparks gives monetary support to start-ups and he has been very optimistic that the enterprises he funds will expand in the market.
Marc Sparks is a human rights advocate, and he is very philanthropic. He has been to support his community and home area Dallas Texas by assisting the less fortunate students to attend college and get a Diploma. Sparks are not only a founder but also works with his owns hands, several times he volunteers at a shelter organization for the homeless in Dallas, known as The Samaritan Inn.

He has worked with Habitat for Humanity to build houses.His work integrity has always been changeable and has developed a communicable character especially to those who work around him. As a Christian a believer in God Marc stands with Luke 12:48 that says “From everyone whom much has been given, much will be required, and to one whom much has been entrusted more will be demanded”.

How Dick DeVos Solves Social Problems through Charity Work

The DeVos family is known for its brilliant solutions to common social problems. Dick DeVos previously served as the president of the Orlando Magic NBA franchise and Amway. He also contested as Michigan Governor under the Republican Party during the 2006 elections. On the other hand, Betsy DeVos is the chair of a company known as the Windquest Group that she founded together with Dick DeVos, her husband. The company invests in clean energy solutions, manufacturing processes, and technology. Mrs. DeVos currently chairs the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. In an interview with PhilantropyRoundtable.org, Mrs. DeVos pointed out how the DeVos family is committed to charity. She also mentioned that their charitable foundation supports children whose parents cannot afford school fees.

 

Dick DeVos’ Early Life, Education and Work Background

 

Mr. DeVos is a Grand Rapids, Michigan native who attended the Forest Hills public school. He attended the Northwood University where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. His father, Richard DeVos, is the co-founder of Amway, a company that distributes consumer goods. Since childhood, Mr. DeVos has managed his family’s business. He served as the president of Amway from 1993 to 2002. He is married to Betsy DeVos and is a proud father of four children. After serving as the president for Alticor and helping the company to amass $4.5 billion in sales, he left the company and became The Windquest Group’s president.

 

The Windquest Group is a company that mainly focuses on technological solutions. It invests in manufacturing processes aimed at producing cleaner fuels. As the president, Mr. DeVos ensures that the firm only invests in cost-effective and environmentally sustainable projects. Besides business, Mr. DeVos has also participated in charitable and reform initiatives. For instance, he contested and won the chairperson seat for the Michigan State Board of Education. John Engler named DeVos as a board member of the Grand Valley State University board of control.

 

Philanthropic Endeavors

 

Mr. DeVos and his wife both co-chaired the Education Freedom Fund that offers scholarships to children from low-income families. DeVos and his wife use The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation to fund institutions such as the Children First America, Choices for Children, and the American Education Reform Council. He opened the first United States public charter aviation high school during the fall of 2010 known as the West Michigan Aviation Academy. His wife’s interest in education and his interest in aviation inspired him to open the aviation school.